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Yes, You Are Allowed to Wear Running Shoes Even if You Aren't a Runner!

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Did you know running shoes are possibly our top selling product group in our store?  And yet...we sell very few of these to actual runners. For many of our customers, the best walking shoe is a high-quality running shoe.  The running shoe effectively works to guide the foot through its stride in a neutral manner spreading the weight load and pressure evenly along the foot. Running shoes are distinct in comparison to other shoes in that they create a rocker motion in the front of the shoe which creates an easier transition through the end of the stride. Running shoes...

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Plantar Fasciitis: How to Deal with a Common Springtime Injury

Spring is a season of beginnings - trees begin to flower, the lawn begins to grow - and as humans begin to ramp up physical activity in the nice weather, it is also the beginning of "plantar fasciitis" season! Plantar fasciitis (PLAN-tur fas-e-I-tis) is one of the most common causes of heel pain, and occurs when the strong band of tissue that supports the arch of your foot becomes irritated and inflamed. The plantar fascia is a long, thin ligament that lies directly beneath the skin on the bottom of your foot. It is designed to absorb the high stresses...

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How to Care for Wet Leather Shoes

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After record-setting snow fall, the resulting melt-out, and then a week of rain, your leather or suede shoes may be a little worse for wear. If your leather shoes got a little dirty, take a lightly-damp rag and gently wipe dirt from the shoes. If your shoes are suede or nubuck, you want to use a reasonably-stiff brush (an actual suede brush is best) to lightly and quickly brush dirt off of the shoe. Remember to always brush the suede in one direction - not back and forth. Suede has a 'grain' that we want to remain consistent. Now the...

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A Winter Escape to Pike Place Market

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Travel tip! This year has been a very busy one for my wife and I.  We have a newish 13 month old girl,  and along with both working full time and remodeling projects around the house we have had zero “date” time together. We both really enjoy Pike Place Market, but the spring and summer months instill the desire for seemingly *everyone* to visit Pike Place. Might I suggest visiting during the winter? Ahhh, so relaxing and peaceful! Wearing coats and beanies we hopped on the ferry around 10:30 and spoiled ourselves with a very early beer.  Nice to get...

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Men's House Shoe

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What is a men’s house shoe?  Honestly, it’s just a different term for the slipper.  But here’s the thing, we get many men coming through our doors for a House Shoe.  These house-shoes run a dual purpose…yes, it is nice in the winter to keep your feet warm, but more than that, many individuals need the arch support even when just tooling around in their homes or garage.  If you’re retired this product is very, very important as it may well be the shoe you wear the majority of the day. Men want the “House Shoe” to be multi-purpose.  This...

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